The Aid to the Church in Need Australia has launched a national emergency
appeal for Lebanon, requesting prayers for victims and their families,
and raising funds in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut on the
4th of August, which has killed at least 135 people, injured 5000 and
decimated the capital city. The funds raised will be used to support the
most urgent needs in Lebanon (such as emergency food packages) but they
will also respond to the physical and spiritual needs that arise in the
coming weeks, months and years.